Award-winning comic novelist, author of Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, and The Fearsome Particles was the McMaster Writer-in-Residence for fall 2009, when Art Waves invited him over for a conversation. You will find his very serious take on the art of writing--even comic writing--most enlightening. Topics: fiction, humour, novel-writing
Though she came late to writing, Marilyn Gear Pilling arrived like a ship in full sail on that horizon. Her intensity and eloquence, not to mention her sense of humour, make for great radio. And her explanation of the difference between prose and poetry Topics: poetry, fiction, literary genres, humour
Jeff Mahoney is a much loved writer at the Hamilton Spectator. In this episode of Art Waves, he talks about the joys as well as the difficulties of newspaper journalism today. For the stories behind the stories, not to mention the poetic and musical sides of Jeff Mahoney, tune it in. Topics: the future of print media, chess, humour, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Breau
When writer and arts organizer, Kerry Schooley, died this past September it shocked and saddened the Hamilton writing community, for whom he had done so much. To help us remember Kerry, we invited Jeff Seffinga, Jean Rae Baxter and Chris Pannell to tell stories about him, read from his work and play some of his favourite music. It was, to nobody's surprise, a very moving conversation. Topics: noir fiction, poetry, humour, promoting the arts, Lit Live, Tower Poetry Society, The New...